Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Friday 30 January 2015

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Aer Lingus crowned Airline of the Year at ISPY Awards 2015

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK.The Inflight Sales Person of the Year event culminated last night with a gala awards ceremony recognising airlines and crew members from around the world.

DFA rolls out online pre-order service Duty Free Express

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. With Duty Free Express (launched initially at Miami Airport), travellers can order duty free products through DFA up to seven days before they fly.

End of an era as Ken Tse leaves Nuance-Watson and Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

SINGAPORE. After 22 years in Singapore, Nuance-Watson (Singapore) Managing Director Ken Tse has left the company to relocate home to Melbourne and his family.

Georgia Revenue Service to call tender for new border duty free operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

GEORGIA. Georgia Revenue Service is preparing to call a tender for a new duty free operation on the Georgia-Turkey border, at Kartsakhi.

Hong Kong International Airport seeks food court concessionaire

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

HONG KONG. Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has issued a tender for a food court concession in Terminal 1’s West Hall, with a bid deadline of 8 April.

IAADFS highlights strong registration levels for 2015 Orlando show

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

USA. The IAADFS Duty Free Show of the Americas, to be held on 22-25 March in Orlando, has attracted strong exhibitor and visitor registration, say organisers.

SSP UK raises £300,000 for Cancer Research UK in charity drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 30/01/15

UK. Leading travel restaurateur SSP has raised £300,000 for leading charity Cancer Research UK following a year of fund-raising activities across the business.

Dufry exercises option to buy 20% from Brazilian minority partner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

BRAZIL. Dufry has exercised its option to buy 20% of the equity of Dufry Lojas Francas for CHF148 million (US$162.5 million) from minority partner Brasif Group.

JR/Duty Free launches MAC online store for Auckland Airport travellers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

NEW ZEALAND. JR/Duty Free has launched an online shopping portal for MAC Cosmetics within its website for Auckland International Airport travellers.

World Duty Free Group share price surges as deal speculation intensifies

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. WDF Group’s shares surged by almost +9% on Thursday, hitting €9.59 amid intense market speculation of a deal. UPDATED STORY.

From Villa Maria to Voga sparkling wine: Liz Woodland's Wine Journey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

Industry stalwart Liz Woodland shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Washington Dulles Airport names concessions award winners for 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/01/15

USA. Concessions developer MarketPlace Development has revealed the winners of the 2014 Concessions Excellence Awards at Washington Dulles International.

Gebr Heinemann stages Crew Engagement Masters airline event

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

GERMANY. Gebr Heinemann has hosted its first Crew Engagement Masters event in Hamburg, which was attended by 18 representatives of international airlines.

HMSHost adds MKT marketplace-dining concept to restaurant portfolio

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. HMSHost has developed a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT, offering garden-fresh options to foodie and health-conscious travellers.

L’Oréal Group Travel Retail goes Platinum at 2015 Trinity Forum

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. L’Oréal Group Travel Retail has signed up as a Platinum Partner for the Trinity Forum 2015, which takes place on 16-18 September in Hong Kong.

Nuance unveils new luxury beauty store at Geneva Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Nuance has unveiled a new state-of-the-art beauty store at Geneva Airport. The three brands featured are IOMA, Tom Ford Beauty and La Prairie.

Sunglass Hut posts banner year in travel retail with 31 new openings

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

The year 2014 saw 31 new travel retail openings for the Luxottica-owned brand, taking the tally to over 140 standalone stores and kiosks in airports worldwide.

Westfield announces first retail and F&B destinations in LAX T1 overhaul

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/01/15

USA. Four new retail shops, a spa and a rock-inspired restaurant mark the first stage of a US$508 million transformation of Los Angeles International Airport T1.

Abu Dhabi Airport posts record passenger traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

UAE. 20 million passengers passed through the airport’s three terminals in 2014, up more than +20% over the previous year.

Fairn & Swanson sues government bureau for loss of warehouse licence

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

USA. Duty free wholesaler and retailer Fairn & Swanson has sued the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau, after its export warehouse permit was terminated.

World Duty Free Group shares rise on private equity interest rumours

Source: ©The Moodie Report; Il Sole 24 Ore; Reuters - 26/01/15

ITALY. Travel retailer's stock rises +3.01% to €8.89 in early trading today following a report that private equity funds KKR and CVC are eyeing a stake in the company.

‘A high price island’: Zürich Airport adapts to strong Swiss Franc

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/01/15

SWITZERLAND. Zürich Airport posts an impressive commercial performance in 2014 but it faces huge challenges as the result of the rebased Swiss Franc.

Aéroports de Paris posts record year for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 92.7 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% and an all-time high, with Middle East and Asia Pacific traffic key drivers.

Miami International Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

USA. Passenger traffic at Miami International Airport reached 40.9 million last year as the airport added new destinations and eight new airlines.

TFWA offers networking programme at 'China’s Century' Conference

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/01/15

CHINA. TFWA says its ONE2ONE meetings service will be central to networking at its China conference on 10-12 March in Shanghai.

Delhi Duty Free drives cross category sales with latest promotion

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

INDIA. A month-long Delhi Duty Free campaign encourages cross category buying by giving customers a gift when they “add beauty to their basket”.

DFASS challenge to Denver duty free award dismissed but appeal certain

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

USA. Round one is over but the battle continues as a DFASS-led alliance vows to pursue its challenge of the Denver duty free contract award to Dufry in court.

HMSHost offers a Twist on airport dining at Toronto International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

CANADA. HMSHost has partnered celebrity chef, TV host and cookbook author Roger Mooking to open Twist by Roger Mooking at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

London Supply raises US$645,848 at annual charity golf tournament

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

URUGUAY. London Supply hosted its 11th annual golf tournament in Uruguay, raising over US$645,000 to improve an elderly care home.

Qatar Duty Free partners 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/01/15

DOHA. As the official retail partner for the golf tournament, Qatar Duty Free has a dedicated pavilion where it is showcasing a range of products and promotions.

ACI Europe event to focus on 'challenging the business model'

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. ACI Europe says that “challenging the traditional business model” will be the theme for its Airport Commercial & Retail Conference in Milan in April.

Airports contribute 4.1% of GDP in Europe, claims new ACI study

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

EUROPE. A new study documenting the economic contribution of the airport industry in Europe says that the sector contributes 4.1% of GDP in the region.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Claus Heinemann hails Istanbul victory

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. As Unifree Duty Free and Gebr Heinemann celebrate winning the mega-tender for New Istanbul Airport, we talk to Claus Heinemann about the deal.

Unifree Duty Free captures 'world's biggest' contract at New Istanbul Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

TURKEY. Unifree Duty Free, in which Gebr Heinemann has a 60.8% stake, has won the 25-year contract to operate all airside retail space at Istanbul New Airport.

Victoria’s Secret makes Hungary debut at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/01/15

HUNGARY. Heinemann Duty Free has opened a Victoria’s Secret shop at Budapest Airport Terminal 2A. It is the brand’s first boutique in Hungary.

Chinese lead international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

AUSTRALIA. Chinese travellers were the largest contributor to international passenger growth at Sydney Airport in 2014, with volumes surging by +16.4%.

South Korean authorities announce four new downtown duty free licences

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SOUTH KOREA. The licences will be available to all retailers, including the industry giants, newcomers and small and medium enterprises.

Sri Lankan reports of duty free contract annulment wide of the mark

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/01/15

SRI LANKA. Media reports that Sri Lanka’s new government has cancelled duty free licences at key airports are inaccurate, The Moodie Report can confirm.

Hong Kong Airport posts record passenger numbers in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic reached 63.4 million, with a strong year-end buoyed by healthy regional growth from North Asia and Southeast Asia.

SSP America appoints Anthony Montepare as SVP of Procurement

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

USA. In his new role, Montepare will provide oversight on the purchasing and distribution of all goods and services across SSP’s North American operations.

SSP brings back the elegance of travel with new bar at Newcastle Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

UK. Cabin Bar aims to offer “a premium experience in a first-class environment”, with a distinguished drinks menu and a selection of small bites and large plates.

The Trinity Conversations: Neuhaus Sales Director Philip Geeraert

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/01/15

In this edition of The Trinity Conversations, Neuhaus International Sales Director Philip Geeraert addresses how the industry can deliver fresh experiences for the traveller.

Heinemann Asia Pacific opens third Ocean Duty Free store in Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

SINGAPORE. Heinemann Asia Pacific has expanded its partnership with Singapore Cruise Centre by opening its third store at HarbourFront Ferry Terminal.

Munich Airport records all-time high for passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

GERMANY. Passenger traffic at Munich Airport recorded an all-time high in 2014, hitting 39.7 million, with international volumes making a big contribution.

World Duty Free Group outlines three-year plan; targets €3 billion in sales by 2017

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. World Duty Free Group has outlined a three-year plan based on maximising its existing portfolio, improving profits in Spain and expanding in the USA.

Çelebi Ground Handling unveils new lounges at Budapest Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HUNGARY. The refurbished lounges at Terminal 2B and the General Aviation Terminal cater to premium airline cardholders and VIP travellers.

DKMA launches new Airport Consumer Survey

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

INTERNATIONAL. The survey will combine demographic profiling of passengers with a detailed analysis of satisfaction levels and spending habits.

Frankfurt Airport posts record passenger traffic in 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 59.6 million passengers in 2014, an increase of +2.6% year-on-year (despite strike-related disruptions) and a new annual record.

From the Midlands to Montrachet: My Wine Journey with Sharon Beecham

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

Dubai Duty Free’s Sharon Beecham shares her wine journey in the latest instalment of our popular new column in association with Treasury Wine Estates.

Nuance creates graffiti art in aid of disadvantaged youth in Hong Kong

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/01/15

HONG KONG. The Nuance Group (HK) teamed up with non-profit organisation StreetPoppy in a graffiti outreach event for disadvantaged youth over Christmas.